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Author Topic: Launching Windows Apps  (Read 287 times)

joes_garage

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Launching Windows Apps
« on: March 28, 2017, 10:17:59 AM »
Hello.

I was wondering if there's a way to launch the so called Windows apps (Edge, the new (Windows 10) Calculator, Clock, etc) from FARR (see this list I got. Note that I'm using Classic Shell, thus the look of my start menu):
ListOfWindowsApps.pngLaunching Windows Apps

I tried adding C:\Program Files\WindowsApps and C:\Windows\SystemApps to the search folders, but it didn't work. As I found checking the running exe proprieties in process explorer, these apps appear to require some -ServerName parameter to be passed in for the app to run

Edge params:
EdgeProperties.pngLaunching Windows Apps

Time params:
TimeProperties.pngLaunching Windows Apps

So, if there's no actual way for FARR to do that as of now, is this a feature we could expect in the near future?

Thanks,

joce.

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Re: Launching Windows Apps
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 10:28:29 AM »
+1

i think this is already on mouser's list of new feature requests


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Re: Launching Windows Apps
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 10:35:01 AM »
i personally use autohotkey scripts for every app i want :

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Run Skype://

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Run fb-messenger://

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Run calculator://

Skype://, fb-messenger://, calculator:// are registered protocols in windows...

you can also use the run built-in command like so (directly in FARR search box) :
run calculator://

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Re: Launching Windows Apps
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 10:41:21 AM »
Yeah I will add this asap -- moving to top of my todo list.

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Re: Launching Windows Apps
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2017, 10:51:05 AM »
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Yeah I will add this asap -- moving to top of my todo list.

really nice add to ease the learning curve of FARR  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Launching Windows Apps
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2017, 11:28:01 AM »
Thanks Mouser! :-)